Color Recognition, Fine Motor Skills, Early Math
Dinosaur Activity - Fun Peg-osaurus! - 7 Days of Play

Dinosaur Activity – Peg-osaurus!

dinosaur activity with clothespins pegs for fine motor skills color matching and number learning

Kids just love this “Peg-osaurus” dinosaur activity! Giving the dinosaurs their spikes back is so much fun! Not only does this teach them their colors and counting, but it also helps to work on their fine motor skills too.

Plus, we made things extra easy for the grown ups with our free printable dinosaurs. Keep reading to get them!

Dinosaur Activity For Kids

The great thing about this activity is that it’s fun and full of learning. Add this to your list of dinosaur educational activities that you want to try! Hands-on learning is the perfect way for early learners to be able to use their hands and their minds at the same time.

You can make a DIY version out of cardboard, or save time with our free printable!

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How to Make This Dinosaur Activity

Here’s how you can make and play with this fun and easy dinosaur activity. In this video, you’ll find that it’s a fast and easy activity to set up, and the kids can use it to start learning right away. This is the perfect dinosaur activity idea for kids.

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How to Make This Dinosaur Activity

Here’s how you can make and play with this fun and easy dinosaur activity. In this video, you’ll find that it’s a fast and easy activity to set up, and the kids can use it to start learning right away. This is the perfect dinosaur activity idea for kids.

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

Printable Dinosaur Activity

We understand that grown ups are busy and might not have the time to make hand drawn dinosaurs on cardboard! We got you covered with a set of printable dinosaurs! The set includes 6 different dinosaurs that have a range of 1-6 peg spikes that need to be added.

To make this printable activity last, be sure to laminate it first! If you are looking for a laminator, visit our comprehensive Arts and Crafts Supplies List for what we use!

Is using pegs still too tricky for your toddler? Then, make sure you download our free Poke the Animal printable where younger kids can strengthen fine motor skills while giving 3 spikey animals their spikes back using objects that are easier to handle like straws!

For more printable activities, visit our Printable Shop. It is filled with easy to set-up activities that help strengthen early childhood education skills!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

On a piece of cardboard, draw your dinosaur and stick on a googly eye. You can create this yourself or get the kiddos involved! Alternatively, use our free printable dinosaurs!

Step 2

Use a sharp scissor to cut out the dinosaur shapes.

Step 3

Put colorful stickers on the dinosaur’s back.

Step 4

Tape a craft stick to the back for a fun handle!

Step 5

Provide colorful pegs/clothespins to match while strengthening fine motor skills!

Step 1

On a piece of cardboard, draw your dinosaur and stick on a googly eye. You can create this yourself or get the kiddos involved! Alternatively, use our free printable dinosaurs!

Step 2

Use a sharp scissor to cut out the dinosaur shapes.

Step 3

Put colorful stickers on the dinosaur’s back.

Step 4

Tape a craft stick to the back for a fun handle!

Step 5

Provide colorful pegs/clothespins to match while strengthening fine motor skills!

Educational Benefits for This Fun Dinosaur Activity

This simple dinosaur activity is excellent for teaching kids to learn and match colors. You can also use this activity for learning numbers. Once a child has matched all the pegs, have them count how many there are!

One of the most important skills being strengthened in this activity is fine motor skills. Clothespins or pegs are perfect for targeting the small muscles in hands and fingers. As both ends are being squeezed to the open position, those fingers are getting a great workout!

This type of activity is a fantastic stepping stone to preparing kid’s hands for important practical life skill tasks like writing, buttoning, and zipping to name a few! For more fine motor activities be sure to visit our comprehensive Fine Motor Skills List!

dinosaur activity with clothespins pegs for fine motor skills color matching and number learning free printable
dinosaur activity with clothespins pegs for fine motor skills color matching and number learning free printable

Educational Benefits for This Fun Dinosaur Activity

This simple dinosaur activity is excellent for teaching kids to learn and match colors. You can also use this activity for learning numbers. Once a child has matched all the pegs, have them count how many there are!

One of the most important skills being strengthened in this activity is fine motor skills. Clothespins or pegs are perfect for targeting the small muscles in hands and fingers. As both ends are being squeezed to the open position, those fingers are getting a great workout!

This type of activity is a fantastic stepping stone to preparing kid’s hands for important practical life skill tasks like writing, buttoning, and zipping to name a few! For more fine motor activities be sure to visit our comprehensive Fine Motor Skills List!

Store-Bought Dinosaur Learning Activities

Here are my top picks for educational toys and games for the dino-fan!

Dinosaur Egg Discovery Kit

Discover 12 unique dinosaurs while strengthening fine motor skills while excavating them from eggs. The kit comes with 12 matching cards.

Alphabet Dinosaur Puzzle

This puzzle includes 26 easy-to-grasp pieces, one for each letter of the alphabet. A great way to encourage fine motor and letter recognition skills!

Build a Dinosaur Toy

This set includes 3 dinosaurs that can be taken apart and assembled. It includes a low-speed motor drill with 2 kinds of drill bits. Great item for STEM and fine motor skills.

Big Book About Dinosaurs

This book is the Ultimate Dinopedia for kids! It includes stunning illustrations with fun facts that are age appropriate for ages 4 to 8 years old. 

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